User password trouble - SOLVED -

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Mon Jul 19 06:06:04 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-17 at 12:32 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>     Mystery solved!
>     The keyboard has failed!
>     Typing the password characters after the root prompt shows one key
>     does nothing, not even a blank space!

Yes, I've been caught by that, before.  It's even more of a problem with
some GUI systems.  On a CLI-only system, you're quite likely to notice a
key going bad.  But if you rarely type, and mostly point and click, you
mightn't get any noticeable hint about a key starting to fail.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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